Free Workshops Aim to Give Farmers an Edge
 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 29, 2017) – Corn and soybean farmers looking for an edge to advance on-farm production have a valued opportunity to attend one of four free regional workshops, titled What’s N Your Fields. Hosted by a collaboration of agricultural organizations including the Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) and Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC), each workshop will feature a keynote speaker and cover a variety of topics ranging from nitrogen application to cover crops to soil sampling and testing.

In addition to strengthening on-farm production, attendees will hear unique insights from technical leads, researchers and farmer-peers for ideas they can implement on their own operation. They will also leave with a better understanding of INfield Advantage, a farm management program that provides participants personalized, field-specific data coupled with local aggregated results.
 
First launched in 2010, INfield Advantage began with 15 producers who enrolled 39 fields. Today, the program includes more than 400 producers with over 1,000 fields enrolled.
 
“The program is a way to evaluate your own practices, try new management strategies and gather valuable information from other producers–upon which you can make better decisions,” says David Rodibaugh, ISA Board member and INfield Advantage participant from Jasper County.
 
What’s N Your Fields includes lunch. Space is limited, so advanced registration is required. The following list provides details for each workshop.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
  • When: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CT)
  • Where: Fair Oaks Farm, 856 N 600 E, Fair Oaks, IN 47943
 Friday, December 15, 2017
  • When: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ET)
  • Where: Noble County Public Library, 104 Ley St, Avilla, IN 46710
 Thursday, January 4, 2018
  • When: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (ET)
  • Where: West Liberty Church of Christ, 2806 IN-32, Covington, IN 47932
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
  • When: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (CT)
  • Where: Vincennes University – Gibson Center, 8100 US-41, Fort Branch, IN 47648
 
For more information and to RSVP, visit www.in.gov/isda/files/INFA%20Region%20Meetings.pdf or contact your local Soil & Water Conservation District office. The Indiana Corn Marketing Council, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Purdue Extension, Indiana State Department of Agriculture, and Indiana’s soil and water conservation districts sponsor these events.

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The Indiana Corn Marketing Council was established by the Indiana General Assembly to promote the interest of corn growers in the state and manage corn checkoff funds. The Council is composed of 17 voting producer directors and seven appointed industry, and government representatives. For more information, visit www.incorn.org.
 
The Indiana Soybean Alliance works to enhance the viability of Indiana soybean farmers through the effective and efficient investment of soybean checkoff funds and the development of sound policies that protect and promote the interest of Indiana soybean farmers. The ISA is working to build new markets for soybeans through the promotion of biodiesel, livestock, grain marketing, aquaculture, new soybean uses, and research. ISA is led by an elected farmer board that directs investments of the soybean checkoff funds on behalf of more than 28,000 Indiana soybean farmers and promotes policies on behalf of the ISA’s 800 dues-paying members. Visit www.indianasoybean.com for more information.
 
This communication is funded with Indiana soybean and corn checkoff dollars.